Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day? I come to R&R to play a small role in a massive endeavor- to both provide meaningful support to those impacted by the criminal justice system while also seeking to transform/destroy the inherently flawed and punitive system that creates the harm in the first place.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

I come to R&R to play a small role in a massive endeavor- to both provide meaningful support to those impacted by the criminal justice system while also seeking to transform/destroy the inherently flawed and punitive system that creates the harm in the first place.

Zach Newman

 

Zach is a Legal Fellow at Root & Rebound. In 2016, Zach received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (cum laude).

In law school, Zach interned with Bay Area Legal Aid, the ACLU of Northern California, Public Advocates, and the Habeas Corpus Resource Center. Zach served as the Executive Supervising Editor on the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (CLQ) and the Senior Notes Editor on the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. His article, “‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’: Policing, Fatal Force, and Equal Protection in the Age of Colorblindness” was published in CLQ in 2015. In addition, he co-authored an article published in the Wisconsin Law Review in 2016 entitled “Black Lives Matter and Respectability Politics in Local News Accounts of Officer-Involved Civilian Deaths." After graduating in 2016, Zach has been working as a Legal Fellow at Root & Rebound as well as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society where he is launching qualitative research projects on police violence and public health alongside a law school mentor. 

Zach has a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (cum laude). Zach is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California. 

Zach enjoys fantasy novels, political theory, cooking new things, and spending time in nature.

Contact me at znewman@rootandrebound.org